At Lumpia Love, we have been sharing our culture through food since 2013. The food truck and pop up kitchen serves Filipino Asian American food and other tasty treats. We began in 2013 and are a family owned and operated business located in Tacoma and around Pierce County.
From April to October, we can be found at the Puyallup and Tacoma Broadway farmers markets and other community events.
We work out of The Gourmet Niche commissary kitchen – shared space with other culinary creatives. Occasionally we do pop-ups in this space and frozen lumpia can be picked up at this location when we are working behind the scenes. Call or text to make an appointment for a pickup time.
When I started the business, I had no equipment and used borrowed supplies and small non-commercial equipment but slowly saved to replace it with my own larger, professional commercial equipment. The highlight of the menu is lumpia- a Filipino version of the eggroll. I learned how to roll lumpia and cook Filipino food from my mother who learned from her mother-in-law. We serve various flavors ranging from traditional pork, to spicy chicken kimchi and every lumpia is hand-rolled. Also, on the regular menu: pancit noodles, chicken adobo, and various flavors of musubi are customer favorites.
I have learned so much over the years by observation, research, speaking with peers, and trial and error. At Lumpia Love, we’re proud to have given back by donating food to our local community through the Asia Pacific Cultural Center in 2020 and a financial donation in 2021 to UTOPIA Washington, a non-profit creating a safe, welcoming, supportive and vibrant space for members of the Pacific Islander LGBTQIA+ community. As I have become more experienced, I am happy to be able to share my knowledge and mentor other similar businesses that are starting out. Lumpia Love can be found at local farmers’ markets, community events, and pop-ups in Pierce County.
Hi- I’m Lynette. I got my start separating Simex lumpia wrappers for a penny a piece in the basement of my parent’s house that was converted into a commercial kitchen. My mom started Lynda’s Lumpia in the 80’s and was one of the first food vendors at the Tacoma Farmers Market. 30 years later, Lumpia Love was born in April of 2013!
Now you can place you order on our website LumpiaLoveStore.com
Having difficulty with the online process? Give us a call or text (253)209-3872
You will get a text when your order is being processed, and again when it is ready for pickup.
Look for us at the Waterfront Market at Ruston on December 11 from 11:30am to 6pm
Lumpia is definitely a labor of love. When Filipinos make lumpia, it is typically a group activity. Chopping the vegetables, browning the meat, mixing, and rolling the lumpia is done at the same time that storytelling, instructing, laughing and bonding occur. I learned how to roll lumpia and cook Filipino food from my mom who learned from her mother-in-law, my Grandma Connie. At Lumpia Love, every lumpia is hand-rolled, yes…with love.
My first lumpia experiences began when my mom had a similar business to mine called Lynda’s Lumpia. She was one of the very first food vendors at the Tacoma Farmers Market. I started out separating lumpia wrappers, which at the time did not come individually separated as they do now. The wrappers are thin and delicate and if you’re not careful, they rip- sometimes to the point of no return. Eventually, I graduated to “lumpia roller” but this initial entry point as a lumpia wrapper separator taught me patience and how to finesse the wrapper to get it to cooperate and work to my advantage as is required in business.
As a small business owner, there are many trials and tribulations that I will go through. COVID restrictions have tested us. We have made many pivots including selling only frozen lumpia at a period of time due to government shutdowns. At times, it seemed very daunting but we are persisting and with the help of loans and grants, as well as generous customers, we are navigating our way through this pandemic and becoming stronger in the process.